It is an exciting weekend to be in Pittsburgh! Craft Beer Week starts this Friday, and there are beer events scattered across the city! Check out our Craft Beer Week guide to check out some of these unique events. Additionally, it is Earth Day this weekend, and Pittsburgh is celebrating with everything from food truck rallies to multi-course dinners!
Friday, April 21
Food + Fashion Food Truck Roundup
Pittsburgh Earth Day is hosting a sustainable food truck roundup this Friday and Saturday! There will be 16 local trucks in attendance, including Pittsburgh Bull Dawgs, Evil Swine BBQ, Franktuary, Hott Dawgz, Kona Ice Pittsburgh, Mac & Gold Truck, Stickler’s Ice Pops, and Wood Fired Flatbreads Mobile Pizzeria! More information can be found online.
Saturday, April 22
La Vie en Vert Earth to Table Dinner
Pittsburgh Earth Day is hosting a special Earth to Table dinner celebration in Coterie Coworking Space (located in the Frick building Penthouse) downtown. The event will feature cocktails, live music, a fashion pop-up, and food from Black Radish Kitchen and Market Street Grocery. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Sustainable Pittsburgh and 412 Food Rescue, More information can be found online.
Designer Discard at East End Brewing
Designer Discard is back at East End Brewing this weekend! This event is just like a giant yard sale, but better. Shop designer seconds, vintage items, and second hand goods. Additionally there will be local art and design vendors selling original artwork, posters, objects, and more. More information can be found online.
Shucking Class at Muddy Waters Oyster Bar
Learn more about oysters this weekend at Muddy Waters Oysters bar! This class will teach guests how to shuck, identifying different species, and different farming techniques. Tickets include cocktails from Faber Spirits. More information can be found online.
From the Forest – Support Tree Pittsburgh at Scratch
This Saturday at Scratch in Troy Hill, any guest who donates $20 to Tree Pittsburgh will receive a complimentary “From the Forest” course, showcasing local mushrooms, ramps and other woodsy goodies. More information can be found online.
Great Lakes Brewing Sustainable Sips Pub Crawl
Great Lakes is hosting a pub crawl in Market Square. For every five people that complete they seven stop crawl, Great Lakes will plant a tree. More information can be found online.
One Year Anniversary Party at the Pear and the Pickle
Enjoy drinks, snacks, and the Pear and the Pickle’s famous sandwiches at their one-year anniversary party this weekend! One lucky guest will even win free coffee for a year. More information can be found online.
Sweet Little Eats Pop-up Dinner at Bantha Tea Bar
Pittsburgh’s Sweet Little Eats catering company is hosting a dinner at Bantha Tea Bar this Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The menu includes dishes like Lemon Butter Chicken & Wild Rice and Quinoa, Mango, & Black Bean Salad. There will also be locally-sourced tea and fair trade coffee, and you’re welcome to BYOB. Tickets can be purchased online.
Springfest at East End Food Co-op
Help raise funds for 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh nonprofit that helps rescue healthy food that would otherwise be thrown away and donates it to those in need, with a family-friendly Earth Day celebration from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be activities, music, drinks, and of course, sustainable food options! More information can be found online.
Sunday, April 23
Gear Fest: Used Gear and New Beer
Buy and sell used outdoor equipment and clothing at Pittsburgh’s first ever Gear Fest! This event will allow people give their old outdoor gear a new home, while shopping for new (used) gear for themselves. There will be booths from local outdoor non-profits like BikePGH, Venture Outdoors, and more. And, as the name suggests, there will be plenty of beer. More information can be found online.
Eat and Drink the Earth at Wigle Whiskey
In honor of Earth Day, Wigle Whiskey is hosting an event with some of Pittsburgh’s most earth-friendly and influential food and drink makers! Speakers for the event include India Loevner of Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy, Goef Comings of Five Points Artisan Bakeshop, Roxanne Swann of the Audubon Center for Native Plants, and more! There will also be a tasting of Wigle Landlocked honey spirits. This event is free, and more information can be found online.
Bear Dog Beer Ride With Penn and Allegheny City Breweries
Enjoy a super-casual bike ride between Penn Brewery and Allegheny City Brewery (with beer, of course!), as part of the Bear Dog Beer Ride. More information is available on the event page.
Earth Day Hangover! a party for Creative Reuse at Allegheny Wine Mixer
Pittsburgh’s funkiest wine bar is hosting a post-earth day party to benefit Creative Reuse. Enjoy wine, beer, snacks, raffles, brooch making, and more! There will also be a Creative Reuse Pop-Up Shop table. More information can be found online.